April 8, 2020

Correct- Amun’s o

The Fonz

– great image of Arthur Fonzarelli on his TR5 Triumph bobber in Al’s Diner parking lot.

April 7, 2020

Warming Weather

Desert Rose

-We saw the spring temperatures rise into the seventies today. Riding weather is truly upon us. But, with the need to minimize trips, the two-wheeled jaunts will have to wait for now. So I’ve been checking in on some of the worldly travelers who are taking on the globe by motorcycle. Here’s Lia Rieck on her Tiger crossing some sandy landscape. Her website is www.liarieck.de and she’s also on FaceBook and Instagram under Got2Go

April 6, 2020

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

Cathy Gale

Sadly one of the original action women of the silver screen died today. Honor Blackman who, in my opinion, is the definitive Bond girl. She played opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger with perfect grace and grit. She started a life on two wheels as a dispatch rider during WW2 in London. She was 94.

April 5, 2020

Reading

Tsundoku

It means buying books and letting them pile up unread. The word dates back to the very beginning of modern Japan, the Meiji era (1868-1912) and has its origins in a pun. Tsundoku, which literally means reading pile, is written in Japanese as 積ん読.

April 4, 2020

Dewey

629.227

– Library Classification was a much needed skill to understand until fairly recently. For university research; expanding reading interest; broadening hobby knowledge. Here’s part of my motorcycle section in our home library.

April 3, 2020

What’s Johnny rebelling against?

Bracing pose

– Marlon Brando has a cheeky grin in this promotional photo of the ‘53 move The Wild One. Weekend at last! MB was born on this day in 1924.

April 2, 2020

Lucille and …

Negan

– We just finished watching season nine of The Walking Dead. The bad guy you love to hate, Negan, played with a constant Cheshire Cat grin by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is here seen sitting on Daryl’s first Triumph engined chopper from the show.

April 1, 2020

Inflatable

Red & Green Dragon

– First of April goofiness

March 31, 2020

Airborne

Adrenaline Transmittal

– in this day and age when viral infection can occur through the air between us here’s a photo of a Tiger under full chat zooming through the Dales on a single lane road over the moors. I can hear the theme tune for All Creatures Great and Small when I look at this.

March 30, 2020

Jump

No shark but maybe Jaws

– with the postponement of James Bond #25 “No Time To Die” until much later in the year here’s a photo from one of the Triumph promotional events with stunt rider taking a Tiger airborne over a burly pick-up trick. Shaken not Stirred.

March 29, 2020

The Peaks Beckon

Rugged Roads

– RTW adventure as seen from the saddle. Wakhan Valley in Tajikistan. Image from Visorhead’s Instagram. Well loaded Triumph Tiger. One other form of Social Distancing?

March 27, 2020

Live Deliberately

Goin’ off Grid.

This fella has the right idea: get the motorhome packed, hand a ‘sled on the back, and head into the back of beyond until this all blows over. As Thoreau said: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

March 26, 2020

Video 2

Lagoon Lowp

Another short film taken yesterday along Forest Way Drive that skirts they Skokie Lagoons.

March 25, 2020

Fresh Air and Quiet Roads

Ravine Run

– short video of a ride through one of the north shores winding dells.

March 24, 2020

Four Score & Ten

Match your Mini

– Cool guy Steve McQueen would have been ninety today. he even makes a brown cardigan look hip: the ideal garb for a coffee ‘n’ cream Cooper.